27 July 2012

Mixtape Kit Lets You Make Your Own ‘MP3 Player’ And Playlist

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Modernizing the old school ‘cassette mixtape’ way of sharing music, MakerBot has created a way to let you make MP3 players in the shape of cassettes.

The ‘MakerBot Mixtape’ is a 3D-printed MP3 player with 2GB of storage, that looks like a cassette tape.

It has buttons for play, pause, forward and backward on the ‘cassette’ itself.

To customize the playlist, users just need to plug it into their computers with the included USB cable, and pick the songs they wish to include.

The MP3 player also has a battery life of up to four hours, and can be recharged using the USB cable.

If you’ve got a 3D printer, MakerBot offers kits at US$25 each, that let you print your own cassettes in various colors and designs.

For those without a 3D printer, you can get an assembled cassette at US$39.

[via MakerBot Mixtape]